Spring is almost here, which means it’s time to spruce up your garden and start planting indoor seeds. To help you prepare for the upcoming season, we’ve put together a detailed checklist for your March garden.
1. Winter Clean-Up
While the weather is pretty npredictable in March, it’s a good time to start thinking about tidying up your garden. Remove fallen leaves and pull any dead plants you see to prevent crowding and disease threats. Now is also a great time to clean, inspect, and repair birdhouses for the upcoming nesting season
2. Find Your Inspiration
Get inspired! Pick up your favorite garden book and start reading for future ideas and inspirations. With the harvest season right around the corner, it doesn’t hurt to get some early motivation. Browse Pinterest for new ideas, brush up your gardening techniques, and get ready for the busy growing season ahead!
3. Time To Prune
Now is a good time to prune all of your trees. This includes rose bushes, summer-blooming shrubs, and even fruit trees ranging from apple, cherry, pear, and grapes. It’s also important to prune any storm-worn branches or limbs hanging from trees or shrubs, but hold off touching oak and walnut trees for now. It’s a good call to hold on these species of trees till later in the season to avoid possible threats of disease.
4. Double Check Supplies
Go through all your gardening tools and supplies to make sure you have everything you need for the season. Checklists come in handy when it comes to doing a double take on inventory. You can even make a wish list of new tools you’re considering testing out for the gardening season.
5. Start Veggies Indoors
Spring is right around the corner! Get ahead of the season by starting annual and vegetable seeds indoors. Mid-to-late March is typically a good time to start planting cool-season vegetables including; peas, lettuce, swiss chard, cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, eggplant, and spinach. Additional vegetables for your spring garden include beets, radishes, turnips, and carrots.